About Us

Photograph by Alan Sachanowski

The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, begun in 1968 and dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swan populations.

Early settlers nearly destroyed this magnificent species by the late 1800s. However, over the past few decades, many people have passionately and with immense dedication worked to put Trumpeters on the journey to recovery.

TTSS has been involved in every major restoration effort on the continent. You too can be part of the remarkable journey of the comeback of the Trumpeter Swan. Our donors and members help nurture and protect the Trumpeter's hard-earned flight from near extinction and its own "swan song." The support of our donors and members ensures Trumpeter Swans will not again disappear in our modern world. We would be honored if you would join us on this remarkable journey of hope, inspiration, and recovery of a North American species.

It is because of the generosity of our donors that TTSS has been able to provide the vision, knowledge, and advocacy to move restoration efforts forward and improve management of Trumpeter Swans across North America. We work with partners across North America on swan restoration and management issues. We also address threats to swan health and vitality.

The success of our swan programs come from the work of our staff, Board of Directors in their professional roles, and through the enthusiastic volunteer efforts of members like you. The Society is run by our Board of Directors and Executive Director. The Society's administrative office is at Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, Minnesota, where TTSS began.

We publish a member newsletter, Trumpetings. Since 1969, TTSS has held biennial swan conferences to gather and share the most current scientific swan research. The conferences also build and maintain a strong and effective "swan network" across North America, working to make Trumpeter Swans populations secure. Past conference research papers are published in our periodic scientific Bulletin, North American Swans.

We are a registered nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.